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July 13, 2012 2:43 pm

Maine Gov. Apologizes for Comparing IRS to Gestapo

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Politico – Seeking to douse a fire he started by comparing the IRS to the Gestapo, Maine Gov. Paul LePage on Friday issued a formal apology for his “insensitivity to the word” after a face-to-face meeting with representatives of several Jewish groups that had complained.

LePage hopes his apology, obtained by The Associated Press ahead of its airing on his weekly radio address, will bring to an end the weeklong furor. It started when he described the Internal Revenue Service as the “new Gestapo” while criticizing President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

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